After an extensive and market leading position in drone services, Marvel Geospatial is now foraying into drone manufacturing. Can you tell us more about the company’s vision and plans in this direction?
Marvel has been a pioneer in the field of processing drone data, having started over a decade ago. Building on this extensive experience, we expanded our operations to provide drone data acquisition services in India in 2016. Throughout our journey, we have utilized drones from various manufacturers worldwide, as well as those manufactured locally in India.
The recent government policy banning the import of drones has presented a unique opportunity for us. Recognizing the potential in the Indian market, we have taken the bold decision to delve into drone manufacturing within the country. This strategic move positions us to cater to the specific needs of the industry, capitalizing on our vast experience in data processing and acquisition services.
As industry insiders, we possess an unparalleled understanding of the sector’s requirements, setting us apart from most other manufacturers. Our expertise allows us to confidently design and produce drones that precisely meet the demands of the current market.
With our commitment to excellence and innovation, we look forward to contributing significantly to the growth of the drone industry in India. Our locally manufactured drones aim to revolutionize the way businesses utilize aerial data, ushering in a new era of efficiency and productivity.
Please tell us about the specifications of your drone range. What are the applications it would support?
During the early adoption of drones in India, organizations heavily relied on Chinese drones for their reliability. However, with the recent ban on drone imports, we recognized the need to find alternative solutions. As a result, we dedicated significant effort to research and testing to identify drones that offer enhanced endurance and range, ensuring compliance with the latest policies.
Our pursuit led to the development of our very own drone, the M1, which has proven to be reliable and capable of meeting industry demands. The M1 stands as a testament to our commitment to delivering high-quality and efficient solutions to our clients.
In addition to the M1, we are currently working on another key project M2 – an advanced hexacopter capable of carrying larger payloads such as LiDAR, Thermal, Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Surveillance equipment. This cutting-edge drone is designed to achieve an impressive endurance of 40-60 minutes, enabling extended flight operations for critical applications.
With our relentless focus on innovation and performance, we aim to offering solutions that cater to a wide range of industries and applications. Our commitment to providing reliable and efficient aerial platforms remains unwavering as we continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible in the world of drones.
Which sectors will be your priority areas?
Our company’s core focus lies in several key areas that are critical to various industries and sectors. Our expertise are primarily directed towards:
i. Survey and Mapping: We offer cutting-edge drone solutions for surveying and mapping applications. By utilizing advanced aerial technology, we provide precise and efficient data collection for land surveys, construction site mapping, urban planning, and more. Our drones enable accurate measurements, reduced project timelines, and improved decision-making processes.
ii. Agri Spraying and Precision Farming: With a deep understanding of the agricultural sector’s evolving needs, we have developed specialized drones for agri spraying and precision farming. Our drones are equipped to disperse fertilizers, pesticides, and other agricultural inputs efficiently, promoting sustainable practices and optimizing crop yields.
iii. Surveillance: Our drone technology plays a vital role in surveillance and security applications. Whether it’s monitoring large areas, inspecting critical infrastructure, or assisting law enforcement, our drones deliver real-time data, enhancing situational awareness and ensuring safety.
iv. Renewable Energy: Embracing the global shift towards renewable energy, Our drone is tailor made to the renewable energy industry. Our drones enable efficient inspection and maintenance of solar panels, wind turbines, and other renewable energy assets, ensuring optimal performance and minimal downtime.
v. Mining: In the mining sector, our drones are instrumental in conducting aerial surveys, volumetric measurements, and monitoring mining operations. With our advanced capabilities, mining companies can improve resource management, enhance safety protocols, and streamline their operations.
vi. By focusing on these key areas, we aim to provide industry-specific solutions that address the unique challenges and requirements of our clients. Through continuous innovation and a customer-centric approach.
What are the compliances met by your drone range?
Following extensive research and development, we are happy to announce that we are now on the verge of commencing the type certification process. Our dedicated efforts and rigorous trials have brought us to this significant milestone, and we anticipate completing the certification within the next 3 to 6 months.
The type certification process is a crucial step that demonstrates the compliance, reliability, and safety of our drone technology. It represents a culmination of our team’s hard work and commitment to excellence in engineering and innovation.
Drone manufacturing in India is getting very competitive. What are your USPs and plans to
establish your position in this market?
Leveraging our vast experience in Drone Data processing and acquisition, we have designed drones that precisely address industry requirements. Drone Services companies across various sectors can confidently prefer our efficient and reliable aerial solutions for their operations. Our state-of-the-art technology ensures exceptional performance, making us the ideal choice for enhanced offerings and transformative growth in the drone industry.